Never Give Up: One-Cylinder Fiero, One-Speed Thunderbird!

You know about the Police Brutality 1963 Thunderbird blowing its transmission at the Detroit Irony race, but you may not know the glorious ending to that story. And you've heard of Cadillac's V8-6-4 engine? How about a 4-2-1 Fiero? » 4/25/10 11:45pm 4/25/10 11:45pm

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness! » 4/24/10 1:00pm 4/24/10 1:00pm

And The Real Winner Is...

Is it possible for a $300 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro to survive all weekend in a road-course endurance race? No. How about taking 9th place overall, in front of E30s, RX-7s, Integras, and other allegedly faster cars? Again, and emphatically, no. » 4/18/10 6:50pm 4/18/10 6:50pm

And the American Irony 24 Hours of LeMons Winner Is...

A Honda Civic has taken the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race before, but the Civic's two-seater cousin had never accomplished this feat... until today. » 4/18/10 6:45pm 4/18/10 6:45pm

Miracle In Michigan: VW Quantrum Syncro Contending At American Irony…

When you finally give up on your hopeless LeMons Fiero and decide to upgrade to a more reliable machine, what do you choose? Do we even need to ask that question? » 4/18/10 10:00am 4/18/10 10:00am

Police Brutality '63 T-Bird Nukes Transmission, Team Not Fazed

Some 24 Hours of LeMons teams simply give up when faced with mechanical woes; we've seen teams load the car on the trailer after a fuel pump failure. Not so with Police Brutality! » 4/18/10 1:00am 4/18/10 1:00am

Day One Of Racing Finished, Ectomobile Volvo Wagon In Top Ten

After a long, cold, windy day of Michigan-style endurance racing, we've got a CRX in the lead, a Neon in second... and a Merkur XR4Ti and Ghostbusters Volvo wagon in the top ten. » 4/17/10 11:30pm 4/17/10 11:30pm

Police Brutality 1963 Ford Thunderbird Prepares For24 Hours of LeMons…

When you've raced a '61 Cadillac Fleetwood at Nelson Ledges, you've already mainlined Concentrated Essence of LeMons. What's the logical next step? Racing a basket-case '63 Thunderbird at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan, of course! » 4/17/10 10:00am 4/17/10 10:00am

Audis, Saudis, and a Twin-Turbo GMC Van: BS Inspections of American…

With only about 57 entries showing up to the first-ever LeMons event at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, the LeMons Supreme Court was able to scrutinize each entry with extra suspicion. » 4/17/10 12:01am 4/17/10 12:01am

Shabbat Shalom, M*****F****R: Team T-Shirts Of The 24 Hours Of LeMons!

Since our last LeMons team T-shirt post my shirt collection has nearly doubled; not only do I get them as bribes from teams, but Chief Perp Lamm has kindly dumped given his collection on to me. » 11/14/09 11:00am 11/14/09 11:00am

24 Hours Of LeMons History Lesson: The Winner's Circle, 13 Races In

Whether your team is considering a run at the overall win or the Index Of Effluency at the 24 Hours Of LeMons, it helps to know which cars have had success in the past.
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For reasons we don't quite grasp, some fans are more interested in the car that takes the…

Jalopnik-Powered Toyota Celica Back Up And Running In The Early Morning…

Some heroic late-night wrenching — and a quick trip an hour north to Detroit — after yesterday's disastrous loss of a front wheel » 9/14/08 11:30am 9/14/08 11:30am — has helped the get back on the track here at the Toledo-Detroit LeMons race. intern Andy Didorosi was at the helm when the Celica (and its Swedish roof) hit the track again around 6:30…